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Accounting and Financial Services

Accountant

Invest in Yourself, Give Counsel to Others

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

513-529-3831

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Related Job Titles

Accounting Officer, Audit Partner, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, Financial Auditor, General Accountant, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

Facts and Stats

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O*NET Code: 13-2011.00

O*NET Summary
  • $73,560 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 125,700 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • 3-4% Projected growth (average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Accounting software — Fund accounting software; Intuit QuickBooks; Sage 50 Accounting; Summit Software Summit Biofuels Accounting
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics GP; NetSuite ERP; Oracle Hyperion; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Financial analysis software — Delphi Technology; Oracle E-Business Suite Financials; TopCAATs; Tropics
  • Tax preparation software — ATX Total Tax Office; CCH ProSystem fx TAX; Orrtax Software IntelliTax Classic; Thomson GoSystem Tax
  • Word processing software — Google Docs; Microsoft OneNote; Microsoft Word

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